There are a lot of varieties of Earl Grey on the market to choose from, in fact, Simpson & Vail alone carries eleven different Earl Grey varieties! One of the most popular varieties of Earl Grey tea is cream Earl Grey. This variety blends the Earl Grey tea with a creamy smooth vanilla.
This particular Earl Grey tea has delicious strong black tea as it’s base, and a natural, brisk bergamot flavor to produce a strong, delicious Earl Grey tea. The cream flavoring is very soft and smooth, making one think of vanilla ice cream. The vanilla is very prominent here and tastes very authentic.
Simpson & Vail describes this tea as:
The tantalizing aroma of this tea assails the senses and is rewarded in the smooth, creamy, velvet flavor that lingers on the taste buds. Brew tea at 212º – steep for 3 minutes.
This tea is best served hot with a touch of sweetener and milk (or milk alternative) to bring out the creamy flavor. Topping it with whipped cream would make it a delightful cold weather treat or dessert tea.
I’ve always enjoyed all of Simpson & Vail’s Earl Grey teas, and this one doesn’t disappoint at all. It’s everything you could desire in a cream Earl Grey! Makes a FABULOUS Earl Grey latté, just like they serve at Starbucks, only without costing you a ton of money! It’s sweet, smooth, creamy and strong.